Armor Fossil

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Armor Fossil
Shield Fossil
Bag Armor Fossil Sprite.png
Armor Fossil
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Generation VIII Bag Treasures pocket icon.png Treasures (BDSP)
Power 100

The Armor Fossil (Japanese: たてのカセキ Shield Fossil) is a Fossil introduced in Generation IV that can be regenerated into Shieldon. It is the counterpart of the Skull Fossil.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $500
SUS N/A $3,500
MUM $7,000 $3,500


Passive effect

If brought to the one of the following locations, the Armor Fossil can be regenerated into a Shieldon.

Games Location
Oreburgh Mining Museum
HGSS Pewter Museum of Science
BWB2W2 Nacrene Museum
XY Ambrette Town Fossil Lab
ORAS Devon Corporation in Rustboro City
SMUSUM Fossil Restoration Center on Route 8


Games Description
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that lived on the land. It appears to be part of a collar.
A fossil from a prehistoric Pokémon that once lived on the land. It looks to be from some kind of protective collar.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DP UndergroundP
Pt Underground (if the last digit on the player's Trainer ID is an even number)
HGSS Trade
BW Twist Mountain (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
B2W2 Twist Mountain
Join Avenue (Antique Shop)
XY Rock Smash (Glittering Cave, after entering the Hall of Fame)
ORAS Rock Smash (Mirage spots)OR
SMUSUM Konikoni City (Olivia's jewelry shop)MUM Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun: Rare-Treasure Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)USUM
BDSP Grand UndergroundSP



Mine Armor Fossil.png Mine Armor Fossil BDSP.png
Underground sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Grand Underground sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In the TCG

The first dedicated Armor Fossil card in the TCG
Main article: Armor Fossil (Mysterious Treasures 116)

The Armor Fossil was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game in the Mysterious Treasures expansion, first released in the Japanese Secret of the Lakes expansion. It is a Fossil Trainer card, so after being played it is put on the Bench as a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon. It has a Poké-Body that says if it is damaged by an opponent's Pokémon's attack, Armor Fossil's owner can flip coins until they get tails and, for each heads, reduce the damage done by the Attacking Pokémon by ten. It can evolve into Shieldon that evolve from an Armor Fossil.

Main article: Armor Fossil Shieldon (Steam Siege 98)

During the XY Series, the Steam Siege expansion included the Item card Armor Fossil Shieldon. It allows players to look at the bottom seven cards of their deck, reveal a Shieldon they find there, and put it onto their Bench. The other six cards are then shuffled back into the deck.

Armor Fossils are also featured on Unidentified Fossil cards. They are Fossil Trainer cards that can evolve into certain Shieldon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 盾甲化石 Téuhngaap Fasehk
Mandarin 盾甲化石 Dùnjiǎ Huàshí
France Flag.png French Foss. Armure*
Fossile Armure*
Germany Flag.png German Panzerfossil
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossilscudo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 방패의화석 Bangpaeui Hwaseok
Poland Flag.png Polish Relikt Pancerza*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fóssil Armadura
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fósil Coraza
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hóa thạch khiên chắn

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